Video: Mitch Ropelato and Kera Linn Rip the New Cannondale Jekyll

Jun 22, 2021
by James Smurthwaite  

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Developed for the most demanding riders to rule the most demanding terrain, ​the all-new Jekyll is our fastest, baddest, long-travel enduro trail machine ever. Cannondale enduro riders Kera Linn and Mitch Ropelato take their rigs to Ride Kanuga Bike Park for a proper shakedown.
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55 Comments

  • 86 1
 More Mitch edits please. God damn that dude can ride a bike. I
  • 7 0
 blown away
  • 8 3
 Ropelato is one of those names that has so much pun potential. If he is lassoing an ice cream he is Mitch Ropegelato. If he is optimistic he's Mitch Hopelato. If he is with his girlfriend he's Mitch Gropelato. Any others?
  • 3 0
 @hamncheez: style is the key to all forms of rocking! mitch is the stylemaster, no matter which bike he is riding at the moment.
  • 3 0
 If you want to make a bike look cool put the Dumpster Fire on it.
  • 3 0
 @kcy4130: highest ranking figure of the catholic church
  • 33 0
 Best suspension video I have ever seen!
  • 23 2
 Filmed at roughly 6pm in maybe March at Kanuga?

Also....every time Mitch posts video footage on my local trails, I realize just how pitifully untalented I really am.
Is there anything more humbling than video of Ropo hitting your local? Big Grin
  • 1 0
 Yeah, they were there for about a week.
  • 2 0
 Yes this is just as good an advert for Kanuga as the new bike. Sick riding and cool bike, but I was just excited to see a shreddit filmed entirely on features I know and am familiar with riding - if anything makes it more impressive! Prehopping that rock drop especially - what isn't in the video is how sniper a landing that is to take at such high speed, very narrow window not to hit a tree and then it gets very rooty and off camber. Siiiiiick!!
  • 1 0
 Where is this Kanuga? Looks like TN?
  • 1 0
 @PHeller: Hendersonville NC
  • 5 0
 that nose manual coming out of a jump onto a berm.... how?
  • 2 0
 @hamncheez: It's a super tight berm too.
  • 8 0
 @hamncheez: It's a stunt you can only pull if you purchase a 170mm front/160mm rear Cannondale Jekyll. It's not the rider.
  • 1 0
 Howd you get back in here?
  • 1 0
 @ridesmoothbro: Gate was open.
  • 1 0
 @PHeller: Kanuga, Pisgah, Dupont...20 minutes apart.
  • 25 0
 That nose manual berm move at 0:24 is ridiculously stylish!
  • 2 0
 whip nose bonk!
  • 20 0
 MITCH YOU DIRTY DOG
  • 15 0
 I came here for Mitch.. God damn that dude is good to watch on a bike!
  • 14 0
 A Cannondale I would really like to try... Something I have not said since the 90's!
  • 9 0
 Well the day has come after 15 years of riding mountain bikes. Finally a cannondale that I would like to own. It took a while, but thumbs up on this one.
  • 9 0
 That nose bonk whip was literally bonkers
  • 2 0
 i did one once but i probably looked like a drunk monkey an the whip was only 5 degrees
  • 5 0
 Making something different sizes is not custom. It's just doing sizing properly.
  • 1 1
 Therefore the video explaining it is brutally simple and very informative
  • 2 0
 @vhdh666: I never said otherwise, I said that's not what custom means.
  • 2 0
 @vhdh666: Not "therefore" at all. Your point has absolutely nothing to do with what @redrook said.
  • 1 0
 @redrook: you're right
  • 1 0
 @rbeach: you're right
  • 2 0
 Mitch, Kera, and Mark Weir are they only reasons Cannondale even exists in my mind, its weird but without them I would not even give the bike a look, which is odd because its an interesting bike from a brand that used to be a force in this sport.
  • 4 0
 @nerds-on-dirt-mtb not a fan of Miami Bryce?
  • 2 1
 50:01 not important? Seems like having Josh Bryceland and his band of the most creative mountain bikers in the sport would mean something. I think the brand is pretty rad.
  • 2 0
 @blowmyfuse: LOL, yeah I honestly forget he's not on SC anymore.
  • 4 0
 Best bile release video since Bryn Atkinson’s Norco Optic and Bryceland’s 5010 cartoon vid. Such creative riding from Ropelato
  • 4 0
 „is it ever gonna be enough“ is what i think looking at my wallet when those new bikes get released
  • 5 0
 Fukn awesome cartoon
  • 5 3
 Norco "Ride Aligned" regurgitated. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery I guess.
  • 2 0
 Akshually, Cannondale has been on their "Proportional Response" kick since at least 2018.
www.bikemag.com/news/cannondale-introduces-new-habit
  • 3 0
 The nose dab on the landing lip of the step up at 0:47 is unreal
  • 2 0
 Ropelato is such a beast!
  • 2 0
 Mitch is an amazing rider. Period!
  • 2 0
 What an absolute shredder! Mitch makes riding look so, so fun!
  • 2 0
 Unreal riding on a beautiful bike.
  • 1 0
 Mitch that's a nice looking new ride. Always have enjoyed watching the riding. Good stuff right there. -Peper
  • 2 0
 God damn... I think I want a Cannondale.
  • 1 0
 How it works vid is very cool, shoulda been a rat with ratleys voice tho.
  • 1 0
 Mitch and Kera, two of my favorite riders.
  • 1 0
 Suspension vid ruled. Keep it up Cannondale!
  • 1 0
 Nice
  • 1 1
 Dope riding. Some of the editing choices on the other hand....
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